At one point the libertarian movement was defined as "500 activists selling magazines to each other" and the movement media still consists of numerous newsletters and journals. Here is a list of some new, small libertarian periodicals which readers might find of interest (this list isn't meant to be exhaustive—other mags will be listed as space permits):
• Cogitations, David Narlee, editor; a small quarterly magazine placing emphasis on the social sciences; $3.50 a year; 114 Greenfield Lane, Scituate, MA 02066.
• Henry J. Hohenstein Newsletter; a monthly newsletter on real estate investment by the author of The IRS Conspiracy; P.O. Box 674, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
• Lesbian Voices, Rosalie Nichols, editor; a well-written quarterly magazine stressing individualism and anarchism with regards to lesbian-feminist issues, published by the Lesbian-Feminist Alliance of Santa Clara County; $4.00 per year; P.O. Box 3122, San Jose, CA 95116.
• Free!, Jerry Dickson, editor; a monthly newsletter of commentary on Science Fiction, politics, and the national and Hawaiian libertarian movement; $5.00 a year; c/o J. Dickson, P.O. Box 2776, Honolulu, HI 96803.
• San Diego Libertarian Alternative Newsletter, Sara Baase, editor; an excellent monthly newsletter dealing with local and national libertarian activities, commentary, and examples of political absurdity; P.O. Box 15011, San Diego, CA 92115.
• Tennessee Liberty Bell, Myrle and Philip Carden, editors; monthly newsletter on Tennessee politics and the Libertarian Party; $9.00 a year for nonmembers; Committee For Individual Liberty, P.O. Box 60347, Nashville, TN 37206.
• Florida Libertarian, Judith Miley, editor; excellent monthly newsletter of the Florida LP; $6.00 a year; LPSF, P.O. Box 5132, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310.
• Illinois Libertarian, Robert Osterlund, editor; monthly newsletter of the Illinois LP; $6.00 a year; LPI, P.O. Box 1776, Chicago, IL 60690.
• Principle, Vince Miller, editor; bimonthly newsletter of the Canadian LP; $3.00 a year (might be higher for U.S.); LP of Canada, 4866 Yonge St., Willowdale, Ontario M2N 5N2.
• Charles Curley Letter, monthly newsletter of commentary on the LP and general politics; $5.00 a year; King Rat Enterprises, 1945 Weepah Way, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
• Renaissance News, (apparently) Mike Holmes and William Howell, editors; news-letter of the Texas LP; TLP, 1023 East Shaw, Pasadena, TX 77506.
• Free Libertarian, Arthur O'Sullivan, editor; professionally-done monthly newsletter of the Free Libertarian Party of New York; $7.50 a year; FLP, 15 W. 38th St. #201, New York, NY 10018.
NEWS AND NOTES
A National Association of Libertarian Lawyers is being organized by Donald Feder and Gary Greenberg. The purposes of the association will be to spread libertarian ideas within the legal community and the general public, work for libertarian legislation, and provide legal assistance to activists within the libertarian movement. They will hold an organizing conference the week of the National Libertarian Party Convention, August 25 through 31 in New York City. Those wishing to become involved or participate in the conference should contact Donald Feder, 102 W. First Ave., Johnstown, NY 12095
The Ottawa Libertarian Associates has been formed in Canada to work on local libertarian educational programs and to field slates of candidates in local, nonpartisan elections. Those interested should contact the OLA, P.O. Box 9104, Terminal Lobby, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T8
IMPORTANT NEWS! The Free Libertarian Party of New York has selected the porcupine as their state party animal at their State Convention. Running an "animated" campaign, the porcupine was selected over the skunk on the second ballot when most supporters of the rattlesnake threw their support behind the porcupine. Gary Greenberg, newly-elected FLP State Chairperson explained, "The porcupine is a nonaggressive animal that minds its own business. Its quills are used solely as a defensive weapon. Unlike the politician, the porcupine is not a predatory animal"
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute announces The 1975 Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Essay Contest. The subject of entered essays is "The Growth of Bureaucracy: Issues and Alternatives." The contest offers $2000 in prizes and is open to high school and college students only. The entry deadline is July 31. For more information, write to ISI, 14 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
A regional chapter of the New Libertarian Alliance has been formed in Oregon. Their first project will be to join forces with the Research Committee For a Fair Choice in getting the Voter's Complete Choice Initiative on the ballot (see REASON, April 1975). Contact Eric Geislinger, 2634 S.W. Mitchell Ct., Portland, OR 97201
The Libertarian Party of Iowa has been formed and is holding monthly dinner meetings. People interested in getting involved with the LPI should contact the new State Chairperson, William Bockoven, First National Bank Bldg., 5th and Burnett, Ames, IA 50010
Lloyd Taylor, 1974 write-in candidate for California State Treasurer of the Libertarian Party and Peace and Freedom Party, has announced his candidacy for San Francisco County Board of Supervisors. The election will be held in November of this year and is nonpartisan. Anyone interested in helping Lloyd get elected should contact his campaign headquarters at 360 Pine St., San Francisco, CA 94104; phone (415) 788-1193
Equitarian Associates will hold a conference on the "Philosophy of Man" August 1 and 2 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference topic will deal with the question of man's nature: whether man has a nature and if so what are the implications, both for and against the assertion of that nature, with respect to moral, political, and social questions. Speakers at the conference will be Dr. John O. Nelson, Dr. Tibor Machan, Dr. Fred Miller, Dr. Allan Harder, Douglas Den Uyl, and Douglas Rasmussen. For information write to Douglas Den Uyl, 10016 North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The Poughkeepsie Libertarians are off and running again. Carole Cohen, wife of last year's Congressional candidate Sandy Cohen, has announced her candidacy for Mayor of Poughkeepsie, and will enter the Republican and Conservative parties primaries. Ellen Davis, former campaign manager for Sandy Cohen, will enter the Democratic primary for Dutchess County Executive. Both women will appear on the Free Libertarian Party line, whether or not they win their respective major party primaries. (Note: There are recent rumors that Ms. Davis may switch to running for County Board with Republican Party backing, a much more viable position. More updates later.). Anyone wishing to assist with the campaign should contact Candidates for Liberty, Box 1776, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; phone (914) 471-8771
The San Francisco Bay Area Supper Club held its first meeting in March with Murray Rothbard as the speaker. Over 200 people attended. Their second meeting was held in May with Dr. Robert Cunningham, and they plan on holding semi-regular meetings. If you would like to be on their mailing list, write to Ray Cunningham, 450 Liberty St. #4, San Francisco, CA 94114